A Declining Brazilian Birthrate

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Each morning Pessoa dresses up for her hour-long bus commute; she's working hard to take charge of her own future.

Hour 2: What’s sparking the Brazilian feminist movement and an increase in smaller and often more affluent families in the country? We’ll talk this hour with National Geographic Magazine contributor Cynthia Gorney, whose story “Birth of a New Brazil” is part of the magazine’s yearlong SEVEN BILLION series on global population. The piece appears in the September issue.

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